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How to write haiku

I’ll be honest, I’ve never really had much time for haiku.  They seemed too simple, childlike almost, until I tried to write one.

I understand the layout of a traditional haiku:-

Creating Haiku,

Five, seven, five syllables.

Juxtaposition.

and I know that I can make it less formal if I choose by altering the number of syllables etc. I know that there should be a format such as:-

First line sets the scene,

subject and action follow,

make it seasonal.

 

I can create a poem using such a few syllables and some that I actually like.  My struggle is in creating a juxtaposition with so few words.

Beat of rain brings life,

Earthy spirals in his wake.

-Circling predators.

Or,

Twinkling starlight,

streaking over rippled sea

-Naglefare’s voyage.

 

Needs work!

 

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